The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. announced Monday it posted its highest first-quarter sales returns in the organization’s almost 12-year history.
The announcement coincided with the education lottery releasing a new game that offers cash prizes in which a winner is awarded $1,000 every day for the rest of his life. Second-prize winners win $1,000 every week for the rest of their lives, according to a news release.
The game, Cash 4 Life, will cost $2, and players will have the option of selecting five numbers from a field of 60 and one Cash Ball from a field of four.
While the new game is hoped to be a boon for the lottery and its winners, the corporation’s officials said the record fiscal year 2015-16 first quarter, from July to September, didn’t involve a new game. Instead, the returns are mostly the result of increased sales in the popular Cash 3 and Cash 4 games.